Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival – August 20th, 2016

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Featured, Jazz, Swing | Comments

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Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival – August 20th, 2016

Now entering its sixth year, the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival (Morristown, NJ) has become one of the summer’s most popular free music festivals. Thanks to Mayor Tim Dougherty and the Town of Morristown, music fans of all ages can enjoy great performances on the beautiful Green located in the center of the historic town. Parking is available in the public lots and the train station is just a couple of blocks away. Come for the weekend and enjoy all that Morristown has to offer from historical sites to great shops and restaurants. Take advantage of the special very low hotel rates that the Best Western Morristown Inn is making available for visitors to the festival.  We will start the festival with a noon to 2pm show!

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George Gee Live at SWING46 Tribute to Frankie Manning on May 24th

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Featured, Jazz, Swing | Comments

George Gee Live at SWING46 Tribute to Frankie Manning on May 24th

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**LIVE RECORDING AT SWING46 (NYC) ON MAY 24th**

**BE A PART OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT**

**PRE-ORDERS AND PERKS AVAILBALE NOW AT

http://bit.ly/liveatswing46tributetofrankie

Hi, this is George Gee – bandleader of The George Gee Swing Orchestra here in NYC. I’ve been known to preach about how#SwingMakesYouHappy to whomever may be within listening radius plus the many captive audiences at our countless shows! So much so, it’s also the title of our recent CD recording (which was on the short list for a Grammy nomination plus 12 straight weeks on the Jazz radio charts)!

2017 marks our 20th anniversary of performing weekly at Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club located in the heart of NYC on Restaurant Row in Times Square. Big Band swingin’ for the both the local and international swing dance community supplemented by jazz music lovers and worldwide tourists – this little club that could – has withstood multiple trial and tribulations to be the last one standing (in the WORLD)!

A regular patron we were privileged to entertain on the SWING46 dance floor was the late, great Frankie Manning (the legendary original Savoy Ballroom dancer). Frankie always claimed The George Gee Swing Orchestra was his favorite modern swing orchestra and personally requested for us to perform at many of his numerous birthday celebrations. After his unexpected sudden passing right before his 95th birthday, we help maintain the flame by carrying on at that poignant event and then again at his centennial two years ago.

On May 24th, (2 days before Frankie’s actual May 26th birthdate) – we will be swingin’ hard in honor of Frankie102 at our regular Tuesday night Big Band Swing Party at SWING46. Playing many of Frankie’s musical favorites (Shiny Stockings, Splanky, Tuxedo Junction, Things Ain’t What They Used To Be, Easy Does It, Take the A Train, Christopher Columbus, Wednesday Night Hop and more…) – we will record this sure-to-be magical night of music and dance for posterity. And after nearly two decades of providing the world a place to swing 7-nights-week – we think its time for the FIRST “Live at SWING46” recording!

This project has the full support of The Frankie Manning Foundation and a part of the proceeds from pre-sales and contributions will be donated to The Frankie Manning Foundation to continue in their pursuit of advancing the legacy of Frankie Manning, Big Band music and Lindy Hop.

The budget will cover the cost of the musical performance of the 10 musicians, onsite live 20 track remote recording, post-production mixing/mastering, graphic design, special musical arrangements and CD duplication.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration for this creative effort. It is our goal to continue spreading the joy of big band music and lindy hop – exactly the way Frankie shared with us………

Keep on Swingin’ – GG

Pre-orders and Perks available at http://bit.ly/liveatswing46tributetofrankie

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George Gee Joins NYC Big Band Battle on USS Intrepid May 28th, 2016!

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Featured, Jazz, Swing | Comments

George Gee Joins NYC Big Band Battle on USS Intrepid May 28th, 2016!

BUY TICKETS HERE!

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JOIN US FOR AN EPIC BATTLE OF THE BIG BANDS AND SWING DANCING ON
THE FLIGHT DECK OF THE HISTORIC AIRCRAFT CARRIER INTREPID! THIS
ONE-NIGHT-ONLY EVENT IS AN OFFICIAL PART OF FLEET WEEK NEW YORK.
Celebrate the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 90 performers, including three of New York City’s best big bands, a barbershop quartet and a female vocal trio. There will be a vintage fashion show and contest, swing dance performances, a dance contest, free beginner swing dance lessons and more. VIP ticketholders will get an exclusive tour of the hangar deck and the chance to explore the Museum. Come “follow the fleet” in Navy-inspired outfits and vintage clothes. And bring your dancing shoes—there will be a 2,000-square-foot wood dance floor! Purchase Tickets

This special event is presented by Prohibition Productions and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
For ages 21+ only. Cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase.

 

** Advance Tickets now one sale!

Join us for an epic battle of the big bands and swing dancing on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid! This one-night-only event is an official part of Fleet Week New York.

big bands on the flight deck // 8:00pm–12:30am:
* Gordon Webster Big Band (14-piece), plus guest vocalists Tatiana Eva-Marie and Charles Turner
* George Gee Swing Orchestra (16-piece), plus guest vocalist John Dokes
* James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band (14-piece), with Dan Levinson and guest vocalists Gimme Four and Kimberly Hawkey

more music from the swing era:
* Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers – playing in hangar deck, 8:30pm – 12:00)
* Gimme Four – award-winning barbershop quartet
* America’s Sweethearts NYC – all-female close harmony trio
* MC Dandy Wellington
* DJ VaVa Voon

dance performances:
* Gaby Galore’s Lindy Hoppers
* The Rhythm Stompers

plus:
* 1940s-style pinup girls
* Best-dressed contest
* Dance contest
* Free beginner swing dance lessons by Gaby Cook (in hangar deck, 8:00pm–8:30pm)
* 1930s/1940s Vintage Style Fashion show with Allure Original Styles by Mutsumi Gee
* Guided tours of Intrepid for VIP ticketholders only
* Cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase.
( ages 21+ only / with ID)

Celebrate the music, dancing and style of the swing era with a spectacular lineup of over 90 performers, including three of New York City’s best big bands, a barbershop quartet and a female vocal trio. There will be a vintage fashion show and contest, swing dance performances, a dance contest, free beginner swing dance lessons and more. VIP ticketholders will get an exclusive tour of the hangar deck and the chance to explore the Museum. Come “follow the fleet” in Navy-inspired outfits and vintage clothes. And bring your dancing shoes—there will be a 2,000-square-foot wood dance floor!

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TICKETS
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GENERAL ADMISSION
$35 – Early bird tickets (SOLD OUT)
$45 – Advance tickets (thru May 22nd)
$55 – Week of/at door (starting May 23rd & at door)
includes: Access to the pier, hangar deck and flight deck of the ship (except VIP area); and Swing dance lesson. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

VIP TICKETS
$65 – Early bird tickets (SOLD OUT)
$75 – Advance tickets (thru May 22nd)
$85 – Week of/at door (starting May 23rd & at door)
includes: Access to the pier, hangar deck and flight deck of the ship; Dedicated VIP line at the door with early entry (7:15pm); VIP-only guided tasting on flight deck from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, hosted by our liquor sponsors; VIP-only guided tour of the Intrepid Museum, led by a tour guide; VIP-only reserved seating and tables in a roped-off area on flight deck; Swing dance lesson. Limited availability. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

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This special event is presented by Prohibition Productions and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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NEW West Coast Tour Dates added to celebrate George Gee’s Birthday!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Jazz, Swing | Comments

NEW West Coast Tour Dates added to celebrate George Gee’s Birthday!

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Friday, April 1st returning to the world-famous Cicada Club in Downtown Los Angeles for  the official

West Coast George Gee Birthday Party

“Get Your Kicks, as GG Turns 56!!”

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Saturday, April 2nd we return to the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (PBDA)

weekly swing dance party at Grace Hall in Pasadena, CA!

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Then Sunday, April 3rd we migrate south to

Swing Dancing San Diego!

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George Gee Swing Orchestra, Singers Hilary Gardner and John Dokes all featured on Nautica national TV commercial!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Jazz, Parties, Swing | Comments

George Gee Swing Orchestra, Singers Hilary Gardner and John Dokes all featured on Nautica national TV commercial!

 

Just in time for the 2015 holiday season, Nautica has released nationally a TV commercial highlighting our recording of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” featuring a whimsical vocal duet by singers Hilary Gardner and John Dokes accompanied by an excellent transcription from music director  David Gibson.   Along with TV rotation coast to coast, it is also being looped in the monitors of all NYC yellow cabs!  Hear the entire version of the song HERE and own your own copy at iTunes  —   HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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